Senior Monkey Moderator
- Feb 6, 2007
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- Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
It doesn't mater that AMD dropped the lawsuit, it's not AMD that started the inquiry into intel's business practices, it's the EU itself. It's called self-mandated and that's what a state's anti-corruption body, in this case the EC, does when it hears about issues between two parties non-related to said government or the EU. Lawbreaking is still lawbreaking and intel should pay per European law. Whatever ideas you have about US law... you can flush that down the toilet. It doesn't apply here.
I also agree that if Intel wants to do business in the EU that they have to follow the laws set forth, and that if they are found guilty should have to pay the fines.
I just think that Intel should fight it to the death because I like the drama.